Miscellaneous Pitt County, North Carolina Obituaries

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Ethel D. Fulghum
SIMS Ethel Daniel Fulghum, 84, died Saturday, July 6, 2002. Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Joyner's Funeral Home, 4100 U.S. 264 W. with the Rev. Ray Wells and the Rev. Randy Innes officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Dock Fulghum; and a son, L.D. Fulghum. 
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Fulghum of Greenville; sons, Keith and Rose Fulghum, Willie and Dee Fulghum, all of Wilson, and Bill Fulghum of Sims; sister, Hazel Deans of Wilson; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. 
Visitation was held Monday night from 7 to 9 at Joyner's Funeral Home, and other times at 7659 Fulghum Road, Sims. 
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the charity of your choice. 

Shirley Crandall 
AYDEN Ms. Shirley Ann Long Crandall, 55, of 4423 Williams St. died Saturday, July 6, 2002. 
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Don Brown Funeral Home. Burial in the Long Family Cemetery. 
She was born and reared in Pitt County, attended Pitt County schools and was a member of Philippi Church of Christ. 
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Darden Long of Greenville; two brothers, Charlie M. Long and wife, Deloris, of Greenville and Lougine Long and wife, Nancy, of Ayden; four sisters, Dorothy Mae Beaman of Ayden, Virginia White of Kinston, Mattie Suggs of Winterville and Valentine Perkins and husband, Ernest, of Greenville; a devoted friend, Albert Tyson of the home; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. 
Viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at Don Brown Funeral Home. The family will assemble one hour prior to the funeral service at the home, 4423 Williams St., Ayden. 

Barbara Mayo 
SNOW HILL Mrs. Barbara Tyndall Mayo, 63, of 343 Shady Grove Church Road died Sunday, July 7, 2002. A native of Greene County, she was a graduate of Hookerton High School. 
Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rainbow United Methodist Church. Burial in church cemetery. Visitation 7-9 tonight, Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home; other times at the residence. 

Mr. James Morris Shackleford, 54, Baltimore, Sunday, July 7, 2002 Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. 

Mrs. Lillie B. Dilworth, 84, 54-21B Boerum St., Brooklyn, N.Y., Sunday, July 7, 2002 Flanagan Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Mr. Rodney Hussey, Washington, D.C., Saturday, July 6, 2002 Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. 

Mattie Anderson 
BLACK JACK Mrs. Mattie Mills Anderson, 81, died Monday, July 8, 2002. A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Williams-Cannon Family Cemetery on the Lester Mills Road. 
Mrs. Anderson, a native of Pitt County, lived in the Ayden community for a number of years and had made her home in the Black Jack community for the past 30 years. She farmed with her husband for many years. 
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ethel Mae Anderson; and her husband, Fred Anderson. 
Surviving are her sister, Lottie Dennis of Ayden; son, Aaron Riggs of Tarboro; and the nieces and nephews that she helped to raise, Johnny Mills, Dalton Mosley, Josina Mills, Brenda Suggs, Velma Murphy, Ronald Mosley, Tony Mosley, Fannie Beavers, Eugene McLawhorn and Steve White. 
The family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 at Wilkerson Funeral Home, and other times will be at the home of Ron and Sue Ellen Mosley, 2356 Lester Mills Road. 
She came into this world a chunk of coal. She left this world as a diamond. 

Marguerite I. Bellesheim 
Marguerite Irene Bellesheim, fondly known as Peg or Nana, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 9, 2002. Peg resided in Raleigh, N.C. 
Marguerite was born in Baltimore and was raised in New Rochelle, N.Y. She and her husband relocated with the Burroughs Wellcome Company to Greenville, N.C., in 1970. 
Marguerite is lovingly remembered for her strong faith in God, her generosity, her keen sense of humor, her love of life and her empathy for others. 
Marguerite is preceded in death by her husband, Henry "Bill" Bellesheim; her daughter, Regina Exum; and her brother, Paul Fitzsimmons. Survivors include her children, Gerard Bellesheim of Bronxville, N.Y., Patricia Kelly of Raleigh, Jeanie Wahlin of Pelham Manor, N.Y., Christina Lavender of Williamsburg, Va., Robert Bellesheim of Raleigh, and her four sisters. Peg took great pride in her 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and loved each of them for the unique individuals they are. 
A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 11, 2002, at St. Francis of Assisi in North Raleigh at 3 p.m. The family will receive friends afterwards at the church from 4-5 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church or Hospice of Wake County. 
Arrangements by North Raleigh Funeral Home. 

Carmen Tirado 
Mrs. Carmen Tirado, 80, of 1671 Debsan Circle died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Funeral will be at noon Friday at Mitchell's Funeral Chapel in Greenville with the Rev. Luis Auila officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Grifton. 
She is survived by her husband, Alfredo A. Tirado of Greenville; two sons, Anselmo Tirado of Greenville and Alvaro Tirado of Columbia; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Mitchell's Funeral Home in Greenville. 
Arrangements by Mitchell's Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Hazel C. Hardy 
SNOW HILL Mrs. Hazel Christine Sutton Hardy, 76, passed away Tuesday evening, July 9, 2002, at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel of Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home with the Rev. Reggie Ponder and the Rev. Max Patterson officiating. Burial will follow in Rainbow Cemetery. 
Mrs. Hardy was a lifelong resident of Greene County, born the daughter of the late Paul G. and Dora W. Sutton. She was an active member of Rainbow United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. 
Mrs. Hardy was preceded in death by her husband, William Murphy Hardy; a grandson, Chris Harrison; a special aunt, Eva W. Sutton; and a brother, Harold A. "Pulley" Sutton Sr. 
Her surviving family includes her daughters, Bobbie H. Harrison and husband, Elwood, of Snow Hill, and Paula H. Shingleton and husband, Marshall, of Stantonsburg; sons, William "Wil" M. Hardy Jr. and wife, Donna, of Kinston, and Michael W. "Mike" Hardy and wife, Vanessa, of Snow Hill; grandchildren, Lorri H. Cannon of Snow Hill, Holly Shingleton and Tiffany Shingleton, both of Stantonsburg, Reagan Hardy and Smith Hardy, both of Kinston, and Katelyn Hardy and West Hardy, both of Snow Hill; brothers, P.G. Sutton of Snow Hill, Alton Sutton of Maury, J.C. "Scobie" Sutton, Jimmy Ray Sutton and Roger W. Sutton, all of Hookerton. 
The family will receive friends from 7-9 Friday night at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 2308 Glennfield Road, Snow Hill. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Shriners Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 490, New Bern, N.C. 28560. 
Arrangements entrusted to Taylor-Edwards Funeral Home. 

Eleanor Roberson 
WINDSOR Eleanor Shelton Roberson, 83, of 104 Watson St. died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at her home. She was born in Edgecombe County on Sept. 15, 1918, to the late John Herbert and Carrie Bullock Shelton. Mrs. Roberson, a homemaker, was a member of Windsor United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by a son, Hoke S. Roberson Jr. of Edenton. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Windsor United Methodist Church by the Rev. J.H. Daniels. Burial will follow in the Everett Family Cemetery, Robersonville. 
Surviving her are husband, Hoke Smith Roberson Sr. of Windsor; daughter, Deborah Roberson Christopher and husband, Bobby, of Beaufort; son, Joseph S. Roberson and wife, Kay Leary Roberson, of Windsor; brothers, Charlie Shelton of Bethel and James Shelton of Wilmington; grandchildren, Hoke Smith Roberson III and wife, Cathy, Blake Gifford Roberson and wife, Jennifer, Robert Scott Christopher, Anna Roberson Christopher, Sarah Christina Roberson, Joseph Shelton Roberson Jr. and Carrie Elizabeth Roberson; great-grandchildren, Hasler Woods Roberson and Hoke Smith Roberson IV. 
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 tonight at Walker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Windsor United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 238, Windsor, N.C. 27983, or to Eastern N.C. Chapter of Alzheimer's Association , 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-1351. 

Betty R. White 
ROCKY MOUNT Mrs. Betty Ruth Brown White, 58, of 1917 Windsor Drive died Sunday, July 7, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, St. James Temple Baptist Church. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Princeville. Viewing 2-8 p.m. Friday, Hemby Willoughby Mortuary, Tarboro. 

Alice L. Davis 
TARBORO Mrs. Alice L. Davis, 85, of 1021 Edmonson Ave. died Saturday, July 6, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday, Hemby Willoughby Funeral Home chapel. Burial in Dancy Memorial Cemetery. Viewing 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

Harriett Brown 
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Harriett D. "Joann" Brown, 50, of Victory Drive died Sunday, June 30, 2002. A native of Winterville, she attended W.H. Robinson School. She was a member of Sweet Free Will Baptist Church. 
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Arrangements by Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, New Haven, Conn. 

Mary Lilley 
WILLIAMSTON Mrs. Mary Harris Lilley, 93, of Williamston died Tuesday, July 9, 2002. 
Memorials to Bear Grass Presbyterian Church, Bear Grass Fire Department or Williamston Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home. 

Rodney D. Hussey 
WASHINGTON, D.C. Mr. Rodney D. Hussey, 37, died Saturday, July 6, 2002. 
Graveside memorial services noon Saturday, Eastlawn Cemetery, Tarboro. Arrangements by Don Brown Funeral Home, Ayden. 

Mrs. Annie "Nita" Nano, 79, 117 Brinkley Place, Plymouth, Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Horner-Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth. 

Anton Schreiber 
WASHINGTON, N.C. Mr. Anton F. Schreiber, 87, formerly of 207 Ridgewood Lane, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Ridgewood Manor Nursing Home in Washington. 
A Mass of Resurrection will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with Father Arturo Cabra officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. 
Mr. Schreiber's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers: Chuck Scibetta, David Scibetta, Michael Scibetta, Zachary Schreiber, Andy McGrail, Vito Maurizzio, Alex McGrail, Vincent Maurizzio, Shane Leach, Craig Leach, Kim Walls, Stacy Johnson, Sara Scibetta, Kirstin Schreiber and Shirley Maurizzio. 
Mr. Schreiber was born Aug. 13, 1914, in Highland Falls, Orange County, N.Y. He was the son of the late Anton B. and Emily Lambour Schreiber. He was married to Shirley White Schreiber, who preceded him in death on June 15, 1998. He was retired from the Comptrollers Office at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and the Production Control Department at Burroughs-Wellcome in 1979. 
Mr. Schreiber was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, the "Mom's and Pop's Group" and the Burroughs-Wellcome Unicorn Club. He was a former member of the Cornwall, N.Y., Lions Club and while living in Cornwall, he was active in several square dancing clubs. 
Survivors include four daughters, Kathryn S. Leach and husband, Russell, of Raleigh, Susan S. Scibetta and husband, Anthony, and Amelia S. Maurizzio and husband, Vito, all of Washington, and Mary S. McGrail and husband, Herbert, of Grimesland; one son, Anton "Tony" Schreiber and wife, Janice, of Greenville; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be directed: Alzheimer's Disease Association, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, N.C. 27605. 
The family will join friends tonight from 6:30 to 8 at Hillside Funeral Service, 4500 U.S. 264 East, Washington, and other times at the home of 207 Ridgewood Lane, Washington. 
Arrangements are by Hillside Funeral Service, Washington. 

Betsy S. Bray 
GOLDSBORO Mrs. Hilma Elizabeth "Betsy" Stewart Bray, 70, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Black Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bill Hufham officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park. 
A native of Harnett County, she was the daughter of the late Johnie D. Stewart and Hilma Turlington Stewart Croom. She was married to the late Tommy W. Bray. Mrs. Bray was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and also the Women of the Church and the XYZ Club. She volunteered at Wayne Memorial Hospital for a number of years. 
She was preceded in death by a nephew, John Richard "Dickie" Davis. 
She is survived by a son, Tommy "Stewart" Bray and wife, Joan, of Greenville; a sister, Peggy Stewart Davis of Goldsboro; a brother, Jerry D. Stewart and wife, Catherine, of Wilmington; brother-in-law, Fred Bray Jr. of Greensboro; nieces and nephews, Phyllis and Joe Sikes, Karen Stewart, Carroll and Hunter Davis, John and Amy Stewart and Frankie and Vickie Bray. 
Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., Goldsboro, N.C. 27534; the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 971, Goldsboro, N.C. 27533; or Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C. 27534. 
The family will receive friends tonight at Seymour Funeral Home from 7-9 and other times at the home, 514 N. Claiborne St., Goldsboro. 

James W. Briley 
Mr. James Walter Briley, 70, died Thursday, July 11, 2002, in Pitt County Memorial Hospital. 
The funeral services will be conducted today at 6 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. The graveside services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Pinewood Memorial Park. 
Mr. Briley, a native and lifelong resident of Greenville, was a graduate of Greenville High School and East Carolina University. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir for many years, and was one of the organizing members of Chapter No. 37 of the D.A.V., where he served as treasurer for 27 years. He was employed as office manager of Carolina Dairies for a number of years. 
Mr. Briley was preceded in death by his parents, Walter R. and Catherine R. Briley. 
Surviving are his wife, Anne Shelton Briley; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Catherine and Dennis R. Winstead; grandchildren, Angela Elizabeth Winstead and Christopher Dennis Winstead, all of Greenville; and sister and brother-in-law, Doris B. and John Lawrence Avery of Silver Spring, Md. 
The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 1101 S. Elm St., Greenville, N.C. 27858. 
Arrangements are by Wilkerson Funeral Home. 

Mary H. Lilley 
WILLIAMSTON Mrs. Mary Harris Lilley, 93, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Vintage Inn Retirement Center. 
The funeral services will be today at 11 a.m. at Biggs Chapel. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. 
Mrs. Lilley was a charter member of the Bear Grass Presbyterian Church. She received two awards for an outstanding volunteer citizen. 
She was married to Daniel Benjamin "Ben" Lilley who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Lou Lilley. 
Survivors are her sons, Bennie Lilley of Williamston and James D. Lilley of Creswell; daughter, Mary Sue Jones of Chocowinity; sister, Sue H. Bowen of Bear Grass; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
The family will receive friends at the home of Bennie and Polly Lilley, 1051 Cruz St. 
Memorials will be made to Bear Grass Presbyterian Church, Bear Grass Fire & Rescue or Williamston Rescue Squad. 
Arrangements by Biggs Funeral Home. 

Lillie Dilworth 
BROOKLYN, N.Y. Mrs. Lillie "Bea" Dilworth, 83, of 54-21B Boerum St. died Sunday, July 7, 2002. 
Funeral services noon Saturday, Flanagan Funeral Home chapel. Burial in Homestead Memorial Gardens. Visitation at 1000 Tyson St. 

Martha Hammond 
AYDEN Martha Hammond, 73, of 669 Hill Road Circle died Saturday, July 6, 2002. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Phillipi Church of Christ. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation one hour prior to funeral service. Arrangements by Rountree & Associates Funeral Home, Greenville. 

Jane Jolly 
AYDEN Mrs. Jane Owen Jolly, 83, died Sunday, July 7, 2002. 
Graveside services 10 a.m. Saturday, Ayden Cemetery. Visitation 7-8:30 tonight, Farmer Funeral Service, Ayden. 

Annie J. Nano 
PLYMOUTH Annie Juanita Nano, 79, of 117 Brinkley Place died Wednesday, July 10, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Free Will Baptist Church. 
Funeral services 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial in Hillside Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-9 tonight, Horner-Walker Funeral Home. Memorials to Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Duke Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 27705. 

Ernestine Reed 
FARMVILLE Mrs. Ernestine Reed, 89, of 103 Williams St. died Friday, July 6, 2002. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, Bethesda, Md., and a domestic engineer. 
Funeral services 1 p.m. Saturday, Joyner Memorial Chapel. Burial in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. 

James Shackleford 
BALTIMORE, Md. Mr. James Morris Shackleford, 54, died Sunday, July 7, 2002. A native of Greene County, he attended Greene County schools. 
Funeral services 7 p.m. Saturday, Don Brown Funeral Home. Burial 2 p.m. Sunday, Warren Cemetery. Viewing 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. 

MR. TRAVIS EUGENE MAGEE, 54, 1120 W. Main St., Belhaven, Monday, July 8, 2002 Horner-Walker Funeral Home, Plymouth. 

MR. RUDOLPH TYSON, 53, 519 Greenfield Blvd., Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Flanagan Funeral Home Inc., Greenville.


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